PRRC* Emerging Trends

From PRRC Princeton Religious Research Center Emerging Trends March 1986

"Religion in America"

"Those in our surveys who fit our definition of the 'highly spiritually committed' appear to be a breed apart from the rest of the populace in at least four key respects. For one thing, they are more satisfied with their lot in life than are those who are less spiritually committed—and far happier. A total of 68 percent of the highly spiritually committed say they are 'very happy,' compared to 46 percent of the moderately spiritually committed, 39 percent of the moderately uncommitted and 30 percent of the highly uncommitted. Second, they tend to place greater importance on family life than do less spiritually committed persons. Third, they tend to be more tolerant of persons of different races and religions. Finally, they do not turn inward; rather, they are vitally concerned about the betterment of society...."

The Gallup Organization, Princeton, New Jersey, and the Princeton Religious Research Center.

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